King James I assigns governors to rule the Jamestown colonists
Maine and New Hampshire were divided
John Mason named his land New Hampshire and Ferdinando Gorges named his land Maine.
Puritans founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony
Lord Baltimore founded Maryland.
Roger Williams founded Providence, Rhode Island
Thomas Hooker founded Hartford, Connecticut
Pequot War between the English colonists and the Pequot
Anne Hutchinson founded Portsmouth, Rhode Island
King Charles II appointed Carolinas to 8 proprietors
King Charles II wanted the proprietors to farm the land and gain wealth.
England took control of New York from the Dutch.
King Charles II of England took control of New Amsterdam from the Dutch and renamed the area New York after his brother, the Duke of York. (New Amsterdam is the name of the harbor, the entire area is called New Netherland.)
Part of NY was renamed New Jersey
The Duke of York gave a part of New York to his friends, Sir George Carteret and Lord John Berkeley. It was renamed New Jersey.
King Phillips War between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag.
Metacomet lead the Wampanoag against the colonists because they had taken so much of their land to farm.
Maine becomes part of Massachusetts.
New Hampshire becomes a separate colony.
William Penn founded Pennsylvania
King Charles II appointed governors to rule Carolinas.
Delaware became its own colony.
Delaware was originally part of Pennsylvania.
North and South Carolina separated
General James Oglethorpe founded Georgia.
King George wanted to defend English territory from the Spanish and French, so he appointed a charter to General James Oglethorpe to found Georgia. Olgethorpe brought Englishmen with him who wished to escape debt in England.